Beth Lacefield, the founder and Creative Director of Lacefield Designs, studied Interior Design at the University of Georgia. She began her career designing corporate interiors for a large architectural firm. Longing for a career more in line with her passion for painting and handcrafts, she later transitioned to fashion design. Over the next few years, Beth assisted accessories designer Carolyn Tanner with product development and private label design, collaborating on projects for power-house retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Land’s End and Carlisle.
After the birth of her children in the early 1990’s, Beth left the fashion industry to focus on her family. During this period she worked part-time on selected freelance creative projects, including larger-than-life custom wall murals, faux finishing and interior design of model homes. Called back to the working world after her husband faced a health crisis in 1995, Beth pushed herself to turn her creative endeavors into a rewarding new career path. Hence, Lacefield Designs was born. Starting small, Beth hand painted whimsical Christmas ornaments and packaged them so beautifully the boxes themselves could have been the product. With the hope of providing private label design services to major national retailers like Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, Beth began shopping her unique ornaments around. A chance meeting with the founder of Atlanta based catalog company, Ballard Designs, led to the first of many long term private label relationships with established retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Henri Bendel, Restoration Baby & Child and Harrod’s.
Beth’s designs are continually evolving as she is inspired by international travel, design magazines, fashion, dusty flea market finds, vintage textiles and elements surrounding her in nature. Over the years, the company has evolved to include production of designer pillows, curtain panels, holiday decor, custom bedding, as well as a full line of textiles sold to interior designers, fabric retailers and furniture manufacturers throughout the country.
The rest is history. Since 1995, Beth has grown Lacefield Designs from a backyard art studio to what is now her second 24,000 foot warehouse. With the help of her talented staff, many of whom have been with her since the company’s first years, Beth continues to create high quality, unique products for the home in Lacefield Designs Smyrna, Georgia headquarters.